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Definitions of child

  1. To give birth; to produce young. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. a young person of either sex (between birth and puberty); "she writes books for children"; "they're just kids"; "`tiddler' is a British term for youngsters" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a young person of either sex; "she writes books for children"; "they're just kids"; "`tiddler' is a British term for youngsters" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. One who, by character of practice, shows signs of relationship to, or of the influence of, another; one closely connected with a place, occupation, character, etc.; as, a child of God; a child of the devil; a child of disobedience; a child of toil; a child of the people. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A young person of either sex. esp. one between infancy and youth; hence, one who exhibits the characteristics of a very young person, as innocence, obedience, trustfulness, limited understanding, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A female infant. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A son or daughter of any age, sometimes including biological offspring, unborn children, adopted children, stepchildren, foster children and children born outside of marriage. A person under an age specified by law, often 14 or 16. For example, state law may require a person to be over the age of 14 to make a valid will, or may define the crime of statutory rape as sex with a person under the age of 16. In this sense, a child can be distinguished from a minor, who is a person under the age of 18 in most states. A person below the specified legal age who is married is often considered an adult rather than a child. See also emancipation.
  8. A son or a daughter; a male or female descendant, in the first degree; the immediate progeny of human parents; - in law, legitimate offspring. Used also of animals and plants. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A descendant, however remote; - used esp. in the plural; as, the children of Israel; the children of Edom. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A son or daughter; a baby; a very young person; sometimes, a descendant. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. (pl. CHILDREN), An infant or very young person: one intimately related to one older: a disciple:-pl. offspring: descendants: inhabitants. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. A son or daughter; very young person; descendant. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. A human being in early youth; a son or daughter. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for child

  1. " Oh my dear Child she said. – Fairy Prince and Other Stories by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
  2. As you say, you are no longer a child – Nature's Serial Story by E. P. Roe
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